OSCE/DCAF Summer School on Human Security and Climate Change for Alumni of the OSCE Academy

5 July, 2024

From 1 till 5 July 2024 the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC), the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) jointly with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the OSCE Academy conducted a Summer School on Human Security and Climate Change. Academy graduates from Central Asia, Mongolia and Afghanistan learned about the principles of a well-governed security sector, including a specific focus on the security implications stemming from climate change in Central Asia as a risk-multiplier for instability in the region. Together with the OSCE and DCAF experts, participants touched upon the holistic nature of Security Sector Governance/Reforms (SSG/R) and addressed matters of human security, with a specific focus on the nexus between climate, environment, and security in high mountain areas, as well as how to address related issues through a gender-equality lens. This year the School was held in the Chunkurchak Gorge and included a field trip to Ala-Archa Gorge to gain first-hand experience on the concrete consequences of climate change and environmental degradation.

The course was co-funded through the OSCE extra-budgetary projects “Support, capacity-building and awareness-raising for Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R) within the OSCE: Phase III” and “Strengthening Responses to Security Risks from Climate Change in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia”, as well as DCAF and the OSCE Academy, with support of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek.


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